What is ControlDeck.exe?

The genuine ControlDeck.exe file is a software component of ControlDeck by ASUS.
ControlDeck is an application that lets users change audio and display settings for their ASUS computers. ControlDeck.exe launches the ControlDeck program. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. ASUS ControlDeck is an application designed for the Windows platform. The program comes preinstalled on certain ASUS computers and provides users with an interface to modify display and sound settings. ControlDeck gives users control over screen resolution, contrast and brightness, tint, volume and equalisation, and much more. ASUS is a Chinese personal computer vendor that manufactures everything from desktops and laptops to mobile phones, monitors, optical storage devices, and graphics cards. In 2013, it was the world's fifth largest computer seller, in terms of sales. The company began launching graphics cards in 2005 with their initial PhysX accelerator card. ASUS was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao, all previously employed by Acer. The company is currently headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

ControlDeck stands for ASUS ControlDeck

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ControlDeck.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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ControlDeck.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ControlDeck
ControlDeck.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ControlDeck belongs to software ControlDeck by asus (

Description: ControlDeck.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ControlDeck.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,080,448 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 1,079,936 bytes. 
The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The ControlDeck.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with ControlDeck occur, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify ControlDeck.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ControlDeck.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ControlDeck.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It slows down Win 7 64bit shutdown as a background app hat will not close.
  Barry Rabichow  

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Best practices for resolving ControlDeck issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ControlDeck. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ControlDeck.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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